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This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to vegetables, herbs and spices that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects of horticulture and plant nutrition. At the back of the book is a table of plants for different garden situations for useful ready-reference.

This extensively researched book contains everything a gardener needs to know and much that a commercial producer would find valuable in terms of choice of varieties and marketing of the harvest. It provides an inspiration for people to grow and try new foods. It is comprehensive and detailed at over 400,000 words with more than 200 colour illustrations and 50 b/w diagrams.

Vegetables, herbs and spices - Susanna Lyle

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Title
Vegetables, herbs and spices - a comprehensive guide to the cultivation, uses and health benefits of over 200 food-producing plants
Author
Susanna Lyle
format
Hardback
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090507

This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to vegetables, herbs and spices that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects of horticulture and plant nutrition. At the back of the book is a table of plants for different garden situations for useful ready-reference.

This extensively researched book contains everything a gardener needs to know and much that a commercial producer would find valuable in terms of choice of varieties and marketing of the harvest. It provides an inspiration for people to grow and try new foods. It is comprehensive and detailed at over 400,000 words with more than 200 colour illustrations and 50 b/w diagrams.

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Dr Susanna Lyle has over 25 years of practical and academic experience in plant and soil studies. She has taught horticulture, plant science and garden design and has planned and planted private and community woodlands and gardens. She has also spent many years editing a range of scientific and educational books and journals. After travelling in many countries, observing and studying plants in many climates and locations, she now lives in Northland, New Zealand.For more information on Susanna Lyle's books click here


It is an easy to read book exploring old favourites as well as many little known edible plants.

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Comprehensive A-Z of food plants with tips on growing and eating them, plus medical uses.

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In spite of its author's academic credentials, it is extremely readable... fascinating stuff.
This book will tell you everything you want to know about the vegetables, herbs and spices you use every day. Well-illustrated with colour photos, you may well be inspired to grow and try new food plants.

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A fascinating read for anyone with a wider interest in horticulture. If you enjoy a good reference book, this will not disappoint and could inspire you to try something unusual.


Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Vegetable gardening.|Herb gardening.|Spices.|Vegetables - Therapautic use.|Herbs - Therapeutic use.|Spices - Therapeutic use.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
480

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